Rachel M. Heath


I am an associate professor in the department of Economics at the University of Washington. My research interests are in development and labor economics. In particular, much of my research focuses on increased labor market opportunities for women in developing countries (such as the garment industry in Bangladesh). I study how these new job opportunities are changing women's lives, the factors that influence women's decisions to join the labor force, and how firms make hiring decisions.

A recent presentation I gave at the Williams College Conference on Development Economics summarizes the policy implications of my research. Or see my research statement or CV for more information.

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rmheath [at] uw [dot] edu